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Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

Rosanne Ullman | October 7, 2013 | 7:17 AM

During October, when many salons go pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may be thinking about how to style your clients who return to your chair after chemotherapy treatment. Celebrities who have experienced the same diagnosis and treatment can provide a great inspiration for those clients and demonstrate the chic elegance of easy-to-maintain, ultra-short hair.

Hair often grows back grayer, so mix up a great new color formula and design a look that helps the client go out into the world as the bold survivor that she is.

During October, when many salons go pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you may be thinking about how to style your clients who return to your chair after chemotherapy treatment. Celebrities who have experienced the same diagnosis and treatment can provide a great inspiration for those clients and demonstrate the chic elegance of easy-to-maintain, ultra-short hair.

Hair often grows back grayer, so mix up a great new color formula and design a look that helps the client go out into the world as the bold survivor that she is.

Host Robin Roberts let the Good Morning America audience watch her hair grow back after she underwent chemotherapy to battle early-stage breast cancer.

Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

Although Cynthia Nixon did not undergo chemotherapy as part of her treatment for breast cancer, she has become an advocate for breast cancer awareness. This fall she’s wearing a piecy pixie for the sheer pleasure of it.

Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

Melissa Etheridge famously performed completely bald at the 2005 Grammy Awards, singing Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart—“but I’m gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.” As shown here, by later that year her hair had grown out long enough for the rocker to rock a cool look.

Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

A year after her treatment for breast cancer, Australian singer Kylie Minogue returned to performing with a cute curly ’do.

Hair Post-Chemo: Breast Cancer Awareness at the Salon

Don’t forget to show clients trendy androgynous styles celebs are wearing this season. They didn’t have cancer; they choose the look for its edginess. Click here to view.

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